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Lai Mohammed To PDP: Prosecuting Kidnappers, Bandits Not FG’s Job

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Strategy on Tuesday said it is not the responsibility of the Federal Government to prosecute suspected kidnappers and bandits apprehended.

Lai Mohammed stated this at a press conference in Abuja while responding to the statement made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the security challenges facing the country.

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According to the Minister, kidnapping and banditry were not federal offences, adding that it is so saddened that the party that ruled this nation for all of 16 years does not know that kidnapping and banditry are not federal offences

He said, “The PDP alleged that kidnappers and bandits are not being brought to justice. This is apparently aimed at the Federal Government.

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“It is shocking that a party that ruled this nation for all of 16 years does not know that kidnapping and banditry are not federal offences.

“The PDP should therefore call out the states, including those being controlled by it, to ensure a rigorous prosecution of arrested kidnappers and bandits.

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“Meanwhile, PDP conveniently forgot that as far as terrorism, a federal offence, is concerned, this Federal Government has successfully prosecuted thousands of Boko Haram members in Kainji, as part of a continuing exercise. We are now seeking the cooperation of the judiciary to continue with the trial of arrested terrorists.”

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